With the changing face of education and society, schools are challenged with providing the best service it can to develop capable and confident students ready for the demands of the 21st century.
Our Schools achieve this by focussing on engaging and inspiring education, in a values based community, developing character. To do so, ILG is focussed upon quality, to ensure ‘Centres of Excellence’. Our vision for ‘Best Practice’ in education is grounded in a model that is focussed upon on a variety of aspects.
Research has shown that effective schools have the following characteristics:
- A clear, focused vision for learning
- A safe, orderly environment
- A climate of high expectations that all students can achieve success
- A focus on student achievement, through excellent curriculum delivery, by quality teachers
- Strong leadership and governance
- Frequent monitoring of student progress
- Strong home-school relations
We would suggest that professional high quality staff will underpin all quality concepts particularly learning outcomes, improvements and sustainable change. The focus should therefore we believe, be on professional knowledge, practice and leadership. This focus, coupled with accreditation through inspection and professional memberships of associations for training, ensure we develop centres of personal excellence to develop our students. As an organisation we strongly believe in improvement and growth, challenging ourselves by high expectations.
Collins guides us as an organisation, by his statement in his research (2001) states:
“Great organisations keep clear the difference between their core values (which never change) and operating strategies and cultural practices (which endlessly adapt to a changing world).”- Jim Collins 2011